Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
March 6, 2006

The Perfect Gift for Caregivers who are stressed and
need advice on

Affirmation of the Week
Kiss everything good bye
that prevents you from
having love in your life.

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.
Guest of the Week - Georges Halpern, MD, PhD

On Mar 07, 2006 - Our guest expert is Georges Halpern, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, best selling author of Ulcer Free!And his new book is The Inflammation Revolution. Find safer, natural options for pain relief.

Click to play this interview. Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A new study claims that a simple procedure, the Pillar Palatal Implant, taking just a few minutes in a doctor's office can help sufferers of sleep apnea. More than a third were cured of their sleep apnea and the rest experienced significant improvement in their sleep. Ask your doctor.
  • From the Archives of Internal Medicine the latest about cocoa is that it lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The flavanols in cocoa seem to be beneficial: The more bitter the chocolate the better.
  • Latest research from the Netherlands validates optimism as helping to avoid fatal heart problems for men as well as improving overall health. Because optimism worked so well for the men in the study, researchers conclude that it probably works for women too.
  • The National Eye Institute found that taking a daily high dose formula of anti-oxidants and zinc could reduce the progression of early macular degeneration. If you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, you can always get vitamins and minerals over the counter and don’t forget to take a supplement of lutein.
  • What makes a wife happy? The latest research points to a husband who is emotionally engaged (a contemporary value) and is the main bread winner (a traditional value). According to the study women who work outside the home are not as happy as those who remain in the home. Life out there is too stressful!

Article of the Week
How My Dog Trained Me

Recently, I stood up close and personal to a hawk which swooped down to attack the plastic heron standing guard over my fish pond. He saw me, obviously embarrassed by his mistake, and flew back up into the expansive blue sky. I could have been on the Discovery Channel! That Hawk got me thinking about mother nature versus human nature and I remembered that a couple of years ago, when I was trying to housebreak my puppy, a Cockapoo, (mixture of cocker spaniel and poodle), the tables were turned on me. Bailey, like many puppies, was stubborn about being housebroken and resisted any sort of training in human etiquette. Joyous, uninhibited, friendly and gentle, she more than made up for the frequent territorial markings in the house: the living room carpet, the family room tiles and my daughter’s bed.

I love to walk freely, no shoes or socks, feeling the different floor textures of my home -stony tiles, wooden floors and soft carpeting. One early summer morning, dressed for the day and barefoot, I brought my reading material to the breakfast table to get a head start on some exciting new research studies. Coffee in hand, I sat down next to my daughter who began to loudly slurp her cereal and milk, a great attention getter. She flicked on the TV to watch one of her shows, as I sipped and read, oblivious to the background noise. Suddenly, my daughter laughed loudly breaking the frame of my concentration. “What is it now?”

“Mommy, look Bailey is peeing on your foot!” more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Cardio Can Burn Muscle Tissue

I can’t seem to put on the muscle I would like or get the definition I want. I do 1 to 1 ½ hours of cardio daily and eat low calories. What am I doing wrong? (Josie, Smithtown)Answer

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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